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Why password managers are not as secure as you think

Antone Gonsalves | July 16, 2014
University researchers have raised concerns about the security of web-based password managers that free people from the burden of having to remember website credentials.

"Our work is a wake up call for developers of web-based password managers," the research said. "Since our analysis was manual, it is possible that other vulnerabilities lie undiscovered."

In the future, the researchers plan to create tools to automatically identify such vulnerabilities and develop a "principled, secure-by-construction password manager."

 

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